THE RE:FIBRE PROCESS
The RE:FIBRE process uses textile waste as the primary source of material, which is broken down on a chemical level to create new textiles. The recycled material can be used for recycling again and again without losing quality – making RE:FIBRE a promising and long-term solution for recycling polyester textile waste. All PUMA RE:FIBRE garments are made of at least 95% of recycled textile waste and other used materials made of polyester.
Collect and sort textile waste and other used materials.
Shred and mix the textile waste and other used materials made of 100% polyester.
Dissolve, filter and polymerise the shredded pieces.
Melt, spin, knit and sew to create new garments.
Play a part in RE:FIBRE
Find your take back bin
Use the map below to find out where your closest take back bin is located.
Bring your garments to your closest take back bin.
Receive a 10% voucher for your next PUMA purchase (only available in PUMA stores).
Take Back Locations
- BVB Store Dortmund
- 11Teamsports Store Hamburg
- 11Teamsports Store Cham
- 11Teamsports Store Hohentengen
- 11Teamsports Store Lahr
- 11Teamsports Store Rosengarten
- 11Teamsports Store Trier
- 11Teamsports Store Saarbrücken
- 11Teamsports Store Satteldorf
- 11Teamsports Store Berlin
- 11 Teamsports Store Kiel
- 11Teamsports Store Cologne Holweide
- PUMA Concept Store Herzogenaurach
TAKE BACK BIN RULES
ALL APPAREL BRANDS
ONLY FRESHLY WASHED GARMENTS
WE DON'T ACCEPT:
UNDERWEAR, SOCKS OR SWIMWEAR
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WHAT MAKES RE:FIBRE GARMENTS DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER PUMA GARMENTS USING RECYCLED POLYESTER?
WHAT ARE THE RE:FIBRE GARMENTS MADE OF?
HOW DOES THE RE:FIBRE RECYCLING PROCESS DIFFER FROM THE TRADITIONAL RECYCLED POLYESTER PROCESS?
The traditional way to recycle plastic usually heavily focuses on clear plastic bottles as a source of material, and those are shredded and turned into new textiles. On the other hand, the RE:FIBRE process focuses on textile waste as the primary source of material, which is broken down on a chemical level to create new textiles. The recycled material is just as good as new and can be used for recycling again and again without losing quality – making RE:FIBRE a promising and more sustainable long-term solution for recycling polyester textile waste from the textile industry.
With RE:FIBRE, PUMA is keen to address the challenge of textile waste. The RE:FIBRE process looks to diversify the fashion industry’s main source of recycled polyester in garments to make it less reliant on clear plastic bottles.
WHAT ARE PUMA'S TARGETS ON RECYCLED POLYESTER?
WHAT ARE THE LEARNINGS FROM THE RE:FIBRE PROGRAMME?
HOW DOES THE RE:FIBRE PROGRAMME IMPACT CO2 EMISSIONS FROM THE PRODUCTION POINT OF VIEW?
WHAT IS PUMA'S POSITION ON RECYCLING PLASTIC BOTTLES?
Like many major actors in the industry, PUMA uses recycled plastic bottles as a main source of material to produce its garments made of recycled polyester.
Through the RE:FIBRE program, PUMA aims to take more responsibility to reduce the impact of textile waste via a long-term solution for recycling.
DOES THE RE:FIBRE PROGRAM ONLY ACCEPT PUMA PRODUCTS AS ITS PRIMARY SOURCE OF MATERIALS FOR RECYCLING?
No. PUMA will accept products from any brand for recycling through the RE:FIBRE program. However, certain products may not be suitable for the RE:FIBRE recycling process due to their composition. In such cases, PUMA's sorting partners will ensure that these items are appropriately repurposed or disposed of through other channels.
WHAT IF THE GARMENT I WANT TO BRING BACK IS TORN?
WHERE CAN I BRING BACK MY OLD GARMENTS TO FUEL THE RE:FIBRE PROGRAMME?
WHAT DOES PUMA DO WITH GARMENTS COLLECTED FROM THE TAKE BACK BINS?
Collected products are shipped to an external partner who sorts the products according to different quality criteria. One large sorting facility is in Wolfen (Germany). https://www.ico-spirit.com/en/
We can only recycle 100% polyester garments. Products not made of 100% polyester will be repurposed.
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